Light Flicker After Switch Off


Old 05-17-09, 09:54 AM
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Light Flicker After Switch Off

Hi, I installed a small fluorescent light fixture in my bathroom. At night I turned it off and noticed the it intermittently flickers with the switch off. It has an electronic balast with 2- 17w- T8 bulbs.
Any idea why both bulbs would do this??
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Old 05-17-09, 06:13 PM
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What kind of switch is it? Is it just a simple 50-cent switch?
Old 05-17-09, 06:36 PM
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It is the large flat Decora style switch with a small light in the switch. The switch and previous fixture did not have this issue. The old light fixture was the four globe bulb type which were florescent.
Old 05-17-09, 08:25 PM
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The small light in the switch is the issue. It leaks a little voltage to light up the bulb in the switch. With a standard bulb this is not an issue. With a CFL it is enough to make the bulb flicker.

Either change the bulb or change the switch.
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